Cream sugar and shortening. Add 1 egg at the time, add vanilla. Add flour & buttermilk alternating. Fold in coconut & pecans. Bake at 325F for 1 hour and 20 minutes in floured angel food pan.
Boil above ingredients 5 minutes. Poke holes in top of hot cake and pour mixture over cake. Allow cake to cool in pan about 10 to 15 minutes before removing.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana